I'm taking a deep dive into concrete tables today - concrete table tops, concrete legs, concrete & brass, concrete & wood, concrete base..you get the jist. The concrete table possibilities are more than just concrete. When you think of concrete tables, you might think rustic, brutalist, rough, heavy or even bland. Below I will demonstrate how this is not the case.
Table 1: This brass legged, concrete topped table lives in a beach fronted house in New Zealand - the house designed by Fearon Hay Architects
Here, the rustic and rough element of concrete has been totally eliminated by the brass legs. The brass legs elevate the table to minimalistic simplicity while also giving a sense of being upscale and extravagant.
Table 2: The solid concrete table
Surprisingly to me, the majority of concrete tables I have come across are not actually fully concrete. Many have concrete components (i.e. just the tabletop, or just the legs) but then combined with another material to make a complete table. This table however is one solid concrete table. It's striking when set within the white, contemporary kitchen but also looks just like it's supposed to be there.
3. Concrete table legs
I never used to rate a round table. I always felt they didn't provide enough space on the table for large dinner parties. Recently I have come to appreciate them for their space saving and the social aspect of being able to see every person sat round. I particularly like the combination of crossed concrete legs with the dark oak table top, compliments but some lounge contemporary chairs.
4. Round table with concrete base
1st dibs (www.1stdibs.com) demonstrates here a variation of the round table with concrete legs. The legs here take shape in a solid cylindrical base which makes for an extremely aesthetically pleasing table.
5. Concrete dining table
This impactful concrete dining table can be found on the Greek island of Rhodes at the bohemian lifestyle hotel, Casa Cook. This table, although rustic in style, oozes grandeur. The size of it is reminding me of large dinner parties and gatherings that we are now not able to host (covid :( ) ... and it's setting is taking me back to a time when we could holiday........ I digress. If I had a room big enough to house this table, I would.
6. Outdoor concrete table
Not the time of year to be thinking outdoor dinner parties, but one can dream. ..Dream of being invited to this alfresco party that is. The chandelier & the whimsical table setting elevate the solid concrete table (image via: decor pad), while the iron chairs and the pergola ties it all together.
6. White concrete table
Concrete tables don't have to be grey and concrete colour. Here, (via: CB2) white cement is used to create an "elevated and cool" table to seat eight. You wouldn't even know concrete is the material here. Luckily the walls and floor don't let us forget our favourite material, giving us a concrete look, while the rest of the room is styled with light chairs, some cheesey indoor foliage and a light berber rug.
7. Urban Outfitters small concrete table
Who knew Urban Outfitters would be providing the concrete goods! This table is one of my favourites so far. Smaller, discreet, smooth & contemporary, can go either inside or out. - I love it. Shop the 'Daphne' table here.
8. The concrete by marble table
Finally, the pièce de résistance, brought to us by designer Katarina Rulinskaya. "Interior designer Katarina Rulinskaya creates spaces that are as gently modern as they are timeless." The round marble table set within a large concrete dining table. It doesn't get much better. The 2 heavy and striking materials sit together in harmony creating not only a table, but a work of art. And certainly a talking point. Find the whole article here to take a further look at Katarina's work.